Atom-IDE vs Nuclide: What are the differences?
Atom-IDE: A set of optional packages to bring IDE-like functionality to Atom, created by Facebook & GitHub. A collection of Atom UIs to support language services as part of Atom IDE, designed for use with packages built on top of atom-languageclient; Nuclide: An open IDE for web and native mobile development, built on top of Atom (by Facebook). A unified developer experience for web and mobile development, built as a suite of packages on top of Atom to provide hackability and the support of an active community.
Atom-IDE belongs to "Tools for Text Editors" category of the tech stack, while Nuclide can be primarily classified under "Integrated Development Environment".
Some of the features offered by Atom-IDE are:
- Busy Signal
- Code Actions
- Code Format
On the other hand, Nuclide provides the following key features:
- Remote development. At Facebook, our web and back-end engineers work on remote development servers in our data centers. Nuclide provides a pair of packages that allow connections over SSH to a lightweight node daemon on the server, making possible remote file editing and syntax/type validation. Of course, this also works for VMs, enabling local development on HHVM, for example.
- Hack language support. The Hack codebase is one of the largest at Facebook. First-class Hack support — including syntax highlighting, type-checking, autocomplete, and click-to-symbol features — has been an important requirement on Nuclide from the start. We're also excited that the growing Hack community outside the company will be able to enjoy dedicated IDE support.
Atom-IDE and Nuclide are both open source tools. It seems that Nuclide with 7.99K GitHub stars and 745 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Atom-IDE with 946 GitHub stars and 101 GitHub forks.
Facebook, Instagram, and Movielala are some of the popular companies that use Nuclide, whereas Atom-IDE is used by Campus Discounts, VotePen, and W3lcome. Nuclide has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8 company stacks & 5 developers stacks; compared to Atom-IDE, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.